The magic begins the moment you land on K’Gari. Translating to ‘paradise’, this is a remarkable ancient land sculpted by the elements over millennia. It's home to a unique environment found nowhere else on the planet. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and has something to offer everyone; nature is at its best here! You’ll find Fraser Island in the Great Sandy National Park just 300km north of Queensland’s capital Brisbane. A Fraser Island tour is like no other. Visitors can walk amongst towering lush tropical rainforests and swim in stunning blue 'perched' freshwater lakes. You can enjoy the adventure of the island’s giant sand dunes, and take exhilarating 4WD tours along the longest beach highway in the world. Or float peacefully down crystal clear creeks. Take to the water and you’ll discover an aquatic playground for dolphins, dugong, sharks, manta rays, and migrating humpback whales. This really is paradise on earth!
Travel from Brisbane to K'Gari (Fraser Island) to enjoy all this island has to offer with unique wildlife encounters, eco-friendly accommodation, off road safari tours and an cruise an eco marine adventure. The UNESCO-awarded Great Sandy Biosphere is not a sight to miss all whilst staying at K'Gari Beach Resort!
Unpack once at our waterfront hotel in stunning Hervey Bay to discover whales, wilderness and much more. We’ll see these majestic creatures up close on a whale watching cruise, take a 4WD adventure on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, taste Bundaberg’s famous rum at the distillery, ride the historic Mary Valley Rattler and visit the informative Hinkler Hall of Aviation as we delve into all this region has to offer.
All roads on Fraser Island are 4WD access only; many of them require 4WD experience and a little finesse. If you’re not 4WD equipped then you’re best to book a Fraser Island tour package. There is an abundance on offer including resort stays, camping, glamping, Fraser Island eco-tours, adventure tours, and Fraser Island tours for seniors.
You can visit Fraser Island at any time of year. Balmy conditions are prevalent across all seasons making for year-round camping, swimming and hiking. However, you may like to time your visit for one of nature’s greatest experiences. From August to October Hervey Bay off the east coast of the island welcomes thousands of humpback whales and their newly born calves on their annual migration. You can join a guided tour to see these playful creatures up close. But they can also be spotted from the lookout at Indian Head.
There are many things you just have to do when visiting Fraser Island. Number one on our list is taking a dip in the turquoise waters of Lake McKenzie. This idyllic lake is filled with natural tea tree oil from the surrounding rainforest and is framed by picture-perfect silica white sands. Other must-do activities include a visit to Eli Creek and the wreck of the SS Maheno, beached here since 1935 and a now-iconic image of K’gari’s diverse history.
And of course, one of the most unique experiences on Fraser Island is to see the purest breed of dingo in the world. Known as wongari to the Butchulla people, these dingoes are beautiful but remember they are wild and dingo safety measures (which are signed across the island), should be followed at all times.
Fraser Island is accessible from both Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay, each being around 300 km from Brisbane. From Rainbow Beach, a short ferry ride will see you arriving on the southern tip of Fraser; this is the perfect point to delve into the island’s east coast and the endless 75 Mile Beach. From Hervey Bay, a slightly longer journey brings you to the west coast and the luxurious Kingfisher Bay Resort.
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, covering an area of approximately 1,840 square kilometres. To put this into perspective, it’s roughly the same size as Rhode Island state in the US or slightly smaller than Singapore. The magnificent coastline extends for about 250 kilometres.
Fraser Island enjoys a subtropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The most pleasant time to visit is during the cooler months (April to October) when temperatures are milder and from around 20°C to 25°C. The humidity is also lower, making outdoor activities more comfortable. If you’re planning some ocean activities, the warmer months (November to March) have warmer water temperatures and are ideal for enjoying these activities. Stinger nets are typically in place during this time to protect swimmers from jellyfish.
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